Staying Home//Organization//Being Positive//Normalcy//It’s okay to feel//and More//

Last week went pretty well! Monday I spent time: organizing the pantry, cupboards and drawers. We also have been doing worksheets, projects, and various other activities with the girls through the day. Honestly, just like a nutrition/workout plan, you get in the routine after 21 days give or take. This is day 33 for us staying home. When school was closed on Friday, March 13th that’s when the girls, myself and Tucker really have stayed in since besides being outside, on walks and Travis has been our grocery guy when I can’t schedule a pick up order. I miss my routine more than anything and the hustle of being on schedule.

We’ve been doing fun science experiments, lots of art, dress up and a lot of things but Mallorie misses school and Kenzie says, “Mom, am I going to school or tot watch today?” And she’s most definitely our home body. And I get we need to stay safe.

I literally have organized almost every cupboard in our kitchen, put stuff in cupboards and spaces where we can make the most of our space. I’m not going to lie, I do miss having someone clean our house every other week, deep cleaning is not my jam and cleaning in general is not my jam, never has been.

Travis put in our basement flooring that we bought about a month ago and he did an amazing job, he also bought the doors and trim last week via online order and picked it up. Transforming that space has been so helpful for our family for another space to be together or even separate because we all know we need our separation 🤪 Being together in a house even utilizing school hours and doing worksheets, school based things with the kids there is still A LOT of down so moments can be tough because sometimes we’re all on our last nerve.

On a positive note there are things I’m grateful for for sure, like organizing, making my life a little easier but with all this that’s how life is, you do what you can when you can and I think it’s crucial to make time to do things like organizing and spring cleaning each year. Which I do every year anyway, obviously not ever all in one day!

I’m looking forward to the future, I know life will not go back directly to our previous “normal” obviously, I think we are all aware of that. And it will be different. But it will be nice to get back to somewhat normalcy. I am completing my workouts at home and running but I do miss the gym for sure, but I know this is only a moment in time so all will be ok! I think through all this I feel mostly bad when I feel like I can’t get my mind off anything and I feel bad for feeling because I know a lot of people have it way worse and I feel so anxious as to what’s next, because the unknown is scary. And especially last week, on Tuesday I woke up with neck pain that ended up radiating to my back and by Tuesday night I couldn’t even lift my head off the pillow because I was in so much pain. I think I just slept funny. Travis helped me majorly but I still was in pain Wednesday/Thursday and I kept thinking of how I won’t want to go to the doctor because I feel like I can’t because of the virus, which is a sucky feeling too, you don’t want to put anyone at risk or yourself but we’re still going to have other issues and right now, we’re so corona virus focused that it just consumes us no matter if we try to not let it. But after lots of care and movement from Travis I was able to be back 100% by Thursday afternoon. I feel like I could go on and on about how I’m feeling but you know, we all have our own opinions and I respect everyone 100% and something my grandma always told me, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. That’s why on posts I don’t agree on, I just keep scrolling because it’s not my place to trash talk and also, we’ll never get anywhere because the argument will just go back and forth so I save my time to spend more time with the kids and focus on the positive.

I’ve been cooking more than usual which is fun too! Like I keep saying there are definitely positives to the whole situation as well. Here’s the taco sweet potato boats I made last week. Click here for the recipe. I did replace ground turkey for ground beef because that’s what we had!

I hope you’re all doing well! As always, I’m always willing to be an ear if you need to talk, or have questions. I’ve leaned on a fair share of family and friends through this time as well. Three kids at home, not able to bring them anywhere to blow off steam or different scenery besides our house and walks, it’s trying on them and trying on us as parents. Some days are really hard, others are great, just know that I don’t judge anyone who wants to just scream some days, let it out. Don’t feel bad for FEELING!

Have a great Tuesday!

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